Steph Hancock is tackled by three NSW defenders. You can still watch a replay of the live stream via: http://www.qrl.com.au/interactive/live-stream.html. Photo: John Bonanno Rugby League Review

The Queensland Rugby League has today announced an 18-player squad to represent the Queensland Women’s team in their upcoming Interstate Challenge match against New South Wales.

The game will be played at Townsville’s 1300SMILES Stadium on June 27 as the curtain-raiser to the Round 16 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and Cronulla Sharks.

The Queensland Women’s team have never been defeated by NSW since the interstate concept began in 1999 and have held the Nellie Doherty Cup since it was established in 2004.

This year’s team was selected following the conclusion of the Women’s State Divisional Carnival which was held at Southport this past weekend.

Queensland Women’s Team

1.

Karina Brown    

SEQ

2.

Chelsea Baker  

Central

3.

Tallisha Harden

SEQ

4.

Annette Brander             

Central

5.

Latoya Billy                         

NQ

6.

Jenni-Sue Hoepper         

NQ

7.

Courtney Lockwood      

Central

8.

Steph Hancock  (c)

SEQ

9.

Brittany Breayley            

SEQ

10.

Heather Ballinger            

SEQ

11.

Renae Kunst     

NQ

12.

Carly Bell                            

Central

13.

Tarah Westera 

SEQ

14.

Casey Karklis     

SEQ

15.

Jazmyn Taumafai            

Central

16.

Selena Tranter 

SEQ

17.

Kody House       

Central

18.

Sarah Walker    

Central

Coach: Brad Donald